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Friday, October 31, 2008
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Thursday, October 09, 2008
I have many sins and my favorite one is vanity. I take and make selfportraits and publish them online, in my different photo galleries.
And it's outrageously annoying to find them used in different places.
One of my favorite selfs is the clown. It's my favorite and universal avatar, too. Blogger included. And last.fm.
Now let's trace it down the internet!
Exhibit (1): last.fm
I could never understand people who use other faces as personal avatars. Don't you have your own bloody face? An identity of your own?
I showed the faceless missy a royal middle finger and explained not so nicely that taking photos from an online exhibition of self fuckin portraits (as she herself innocently claimed) should trigger in her not so developped brain a signal... could it be, could it possibly be that this is not stock photography, but the different faces of an actual person? Who might become very pissed to see her own face and nose in somebody else's avatar?
Exhibit (2): Oh My God mix album cover of repie FP DJ
First of all I am appalled that someone could make such an incredibly tasteless mess out of my face. What's with the yelow skin and the 6 on my nose? What am I? A snooker ball?
Secondly, I have some issues with having my face used without my permission IN ANY FREAKING PLACE.
Thirdly I am deeply sorry to find myself associated with such incredibly bad music.
Nobody heard of this kind of Creative Commons license?!
So. What to do? Smack a huge watermark "IT'S MINE, ALL MINE" on all of my photos? Stop publishing photos online? Start a "save the copyrights of selfportraits" campaign?
What would you do?
Exhibit (1) courtesy of Cip
Exhibit (2) courtesy of Calatorul (dude, whatta hell were you doing on that site?!)